Grayson County, TX

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Population

126,146

1.54% growth

Median Age

40.2


Median Household Income

$52,683

4.92% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

57,373

3.24% growth

Median Property Value

$116,600

6% growth

About

In 2017, Grayson County, TX had a population of 126k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $52,683. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grayson County, TX grew from 124,231 to 126,146, a 1.54% increase and its median household income grew from $50,212 to $52,683, a 4.92% increase.

The population of Grayson County, TX is 76.4% White Alone, 12.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.55% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Grayson County, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grayson County, TX are Grayson College (969 degrees awarded in 2016), Austin College (345 degrees), and Diamonds Cosmetology College (21 degrees).

The median property value in Grayson County, TX is $116,600, and the homeownership rate is 67%. Most people in Grayson County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Grayson County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Grayson County, TX employs 57.4k people. The largest industries in Grayson County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,907 people), Manufacturing (7,365 people), and Retail Trade (7,106 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,818), Utilities ($81,023), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,978).

Median household income in Grayson County, TX is $52,683. Males in Grayson County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Grayson County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,683

2017 value

± $2,034

4.92%

1 Year Growth

± 4.66%

Households in Grayson County, TX have a median annual income of $52,683, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,212 in 2016, which represents a 4.92% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grayson County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 18.03

  2. Census Tract 19

  3. Census Tract 18.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grayson County, TX was Census Tract 18.03 with a value of $75,581, followed by Census Tract 19 and Census Tract 18.02, with respective values of $75,483 and $71,339.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grayson County, TX (17.6k out of 123k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    14,213 ± 830

  2. Hispanic

    3,085 ± 398

  3. Black

    1,821 ± 324

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grayson County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

57.4k

2017 Value

± 1,672

3.24%

1 Year growth

± 4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grayson County, TX grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 55.6k employees to 57.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grayson County, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,890 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,229 people), and Management Occupations (5,483 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grayson County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grayson County, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,890 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,229 people), and Management Occupations (5,483 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grayson County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.59 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.32 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grayson County, TX, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($70,774), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($67,917), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,528).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

57.4k

2017 Value

± 1,672

3.24%

1 Year growth

± 4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grayson County, TX grew at a rate of 3.24%, from 55.6k employees to 57.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grayson County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,907 people), Manufacturing (7,365 people), and Retail Trade (7,106 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grayson County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Grayson County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Grayson County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,907 people), Manufacturing (7,365 people), and Retail Trade (7,106 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grayson County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.5 times higher than expected), Construction (1.36 times), and Manufacturing (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grayson County, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,818), Utilities ($81,023), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,978).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.3% of the population of Grayson County, TX has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 2.05% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Grayson County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Grayson County, TX see 1992 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.63% decrease from the previous year (2025 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1583 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 971 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,992 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grayson County, TX see an average of 1,992 patients per year. This represents a 1.63% decrease from the previous year (2,025 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Grayson County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.7%

Uninsured

43.9%

Employer Coverage

12.5%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

2.05%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grayson County, TX declined by 4.23% from 17.5% to 16.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grayson County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Grayson County, TX is home to a population of 126k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.5% of Grayson County, TX residents were born outside of the country (8.2k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Grayson County, TX is composed of 96.4k White Alone residents (76.4%), 16k Hispanic or Latino residents (12.7%), 7k Black or African American Alone residents (5.55%), 3.23k Two or More Races residents (2.56%), 1.67k Asian Alone residents (1.32%), 1.61k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.28%), 217 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.172%), and 62 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0491%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Grayson County, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grayson County, TX was 40.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Grayson County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Grayson County, TX residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.2k people

6.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.61k people

As of 2017, 6.5% of Grayson County, TX residents (8.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Grayson County, TX was 6.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Grayson County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grayson County, TX was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    96.4k ± 263

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16k ± 827

  3. Black or African American Alone

    7k ± 330

In 2017, there were 6.02 times more White Alone residents (96.4k people) in Grayson County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16k Hispanic or Latino and 7k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Grayson County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Grayson County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Grayson County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Grayson County, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,810 ± 329

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,509 ± 253

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,421 ± 271

Grayson County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Grayson County, TX awarded 1,335 degrees. The student population of Grayson County, TX is skewed towards women, with 2,460 male students and 3,458 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grayson County, TX are White (905 and 68.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (183 and 13.9%), Black or African American (78 and 5.92%), and Asian (53 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Grayson County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Grayson College (969 and 72.6%), Austin College (345 and 25.8%), and Diamonds Cosmetology College (21 and 1.57%).

The most popular majors in Grayson County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (163 and 12.2%), Registered Nursing (128 and 9.59%), and General Psychology (76 and 5.69%).

The median tuition costs in Grayson County, TX are $37,130 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 40 degrees awarded

  2. 163 degrees awarded

  3. 128 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Grayson County, TX was General Psychology with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Grayson County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 969 degrees awarded

  2. 345 degrees awarded

  3. 21 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$37,130

Median Private

In 2016, the Grayson County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grayson College with 969 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

520

Degrees Awarded to Men

815

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 520 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grayson County, TX, which is 0.638 times less than the 815 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    905 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    183 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    78 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grayson County, TX were to White students. These 905 degrees mean that there were 4.95 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 183 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grayson County, TX was $116,600 in 2017, which is 0.536 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,000 to $116,600, a 6% increase. The homeownership rate in Grayson County, TX is 67%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grayson County, TX have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grayson County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$52,683

Median Household Income

± $2,034

47.6k

Number of Households

± 1,434

In 2017, the median household income of the 47.6k households in Grayson County, TX grew to $52,683 from the previous year's value of $50,212.

The following chart displays the households in Grayson County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$116,600

2017 Median

± $3,908

$110,000

2016 Median

± $3,070

In 2017, the median property value in Grayson County, TX grew to to $116,600 from the previous year's value of $110,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grayson County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grayson County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Grayson County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grayson County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67%

2017 Homeownership

67.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67% of the housing units in Grayson County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Grayson County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Grayson County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grayson County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grayson County, TX have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.25% of the workforce in Grayson County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.9%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grayson County, TX was Drove Alone (78%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.6%) and those who Worked At Home (5.9%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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